Artists Rachel Thomas

 

Rachel enjoys movement and patterns in nature, the changing of seasons and light; she is influenced by new sights, sounds, tastes and colour. All of these experiences come alive in her paintings.

Rachel was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire but as a child moved often. The longest spent in one county, until moving to Norfolk, was Oxford for 8 years; even then yearly Romany caravan holidays to Wales kept alive her wanderlust.

Travelling continued to be a passion throughout her teenage years and beyond.

Rachel studied textile design at Great Yarmouth and West Yorkshire Art colleges, before moving to London for a couple of years and then onto Barbados. It was in Barbados that she started to paint and exhibit on a regular basis, inspired by empty beaches and the thrill of climbing a new hill or mountain just to catch a glimpse of what's on the other side.

Rachel has exhibited regularly since 1989 and her work is held in private collections in Barbados, Canada, America, Holland and South Africa. She has exhibited locally and in London and was the first woman to exhibit art in 'The Palace of Westminster'. Rachel has taught oils to adults and children and continues to demonstrate oil painting. She is also a member of the Great Yarmouth Society of Artists .


Gallery Items

And the kitchen sink

Original oil

£1,100

Just Keep Swimming

Original oil

£950

Late Summer on the edge

Original oil

£1,100

Late summer walk by the sea

Original oil

£925

Lemons and Lace

Original oil

£750

Now there's a Chill in the air

Original oil

£1,100

The Gate to the sea

Original oil

£1,100

The Long Walk Home

Original Oil

£895

The fish basket

Original oil

£925

Golden Light

Original oil

Sold

The Coastal Walk

Original oil

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